This is my first Christmas in Honey Springs (because I just moved here) and I have to say that I’m very excited about participating in all the annual activities, not only personally but also professionally.
I entered Pepper into the Christmas Pawrade and so excited to see how cute he’s going to look in his new sweater I got him from WALK IN THE BARK ANIMAL BOUTIQUE.
Everyone I know with a furry friend will be there too. We get to walk around the town square before the annual Christmas Tree lighting where my fiance, Patrick Cane, is going to be playing Santa for all the little ones. Plus I opened up a pop-up shop in the makeshift Christmas town the committee had made in the town square.
Everyone in Honey Springs will be there along with many tourist who have come to love our small southern town all year long and not just during the summer months. The tourist committee has really worked hard to get the stigma of a “lake town” out of the minds of the tourists. Honey Springs has something every season to offer everyone.
I’m looking forward to seeing all the merchants I share the newly renovated boardwalk with. Especially Otis Peavler. He owns the tattoo parlor, Odd Ink. It’s next door to my coffeehouse, THE BEAN HIVE, and he’s been very quiet lately. I sure hope he’s not getting ill. He’s up there in age and still pretty active, but I guess I just worry about him. After all, I’d heard he’d made a few people mad recently. But that’s just hearsay and around here the gossip is as hot as the coffee….if you know what I mean.
Anyways….Do you have any holiday traditions that you love? Leave a comment along with your name and email address to be entered to win a Tonya Kappes Southern Mystery tote bag along with some goodies! The winner will be announced tomorrow!
SPEND THE HOLIDAYS IN HONEY SPRINGS, KENTUCKY, where the gossip is as hot as the coffee!
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Gingerbread Mischiefs Animal Treats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk together molasses, water, and oil. Using a wooden spoon, slowly mix liquid ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring until well-combined.
Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thick and cut out shapes, gathering dough and re-rolling as necessary. I use a cute gingerbread cutter.
Bake for 20 minutes and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet.
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